Combine thrift store items with purple party lights to create an amazing crystal ball that glows!
- Round Glass Bowl
- Darice Moon Lights LED: Purple Lights
- Darice Feather Boa – Black Lux
- Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
- Black Craft Paint
- Column candle holder
Step one: Spritz water into the inside of the round glass bowl. This will help “mess up” the paint finish and create a mottled appearance. Since this is supposed to be a hazy crystal ball, I don’t want to create a perfect mirror finish.
Step two: Spray the Looking Glass spray paint inside the glass bowl. This product is made to create a mirror like finish on the opposite side of the glass, so don’t worry that it looks dull on the inside…the other side will be shiny!
Step three: While the spray paint dries, paint the candle holder column. I used a black paint that has a shimmery, metallic appearance.
Step four: Remove the Moon Lights from the packaging. Be sure to first open the battery compartment so you can remove the protective sleeve from the batteries. The lights are on a pliable wire cord, so gently spiral the lights around your hand to create a tube of lights. Place the lights inside the glass bowl, and set the bowl on top of the painted column, upside down.
Step five: Coil the feather boa around the base of the glass bowl. Use hot glue to hold the boa in place. This will provide a small “ledge” so that the bowl won’t slip off too easily.
This crystal ball is pretty during the day, but really looks amazing in the evening when the lights are out! I love the way the purple lights look under the mirror finish. Have fun crafting and creating decor for Halloween!
This post was first published by me at Live. Craft. Love, the Darice blog.